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Benefits of Hunting Dogs
As a hunter, it would be easy to utilize a variety of strategies when hunting for birds and other mammals but it cannot compare to having a hunting companion which include the hunting dogs. Hunting dogs used by these hunters refers to all canines whose roles is to hut either for humans or together with humans. There are s many types of hunting dogs that have been trained to carry out a variety of tasks such as the terriers, hounds, cur types, dachshunds and gun dogs such as the Braque Fran?ais. All these types of hunt dogs depending on how they hunt such as through use of their proper sight, scent of the animal to be hunted, there are those that can locate the animal that was gunned down easily, those that are great swimmers, those that are able to capture or kill the target as well as those that can hunt both above and below ground.
The gun dogs which are also known as the bird dogs are one of the commonly used gun dogs whose major role is to get the game animals hidden after been gunned down. There are primarily three types of gun dogs which include flush dogs, retrievers and pointing breeds. Pointing dogs have been trained to identify a bird which when discovered, they stay still so that the hunter can flush it and then they can retrieve it. The flushing dogs are usually trained to keep at a close range with the hunters such that they can flush birds that will happen to run away from the hunter so that they can retrieve it once commanded to do so. It is recommended to use the retriever gun dogs during the waterfowl hunting since they have been trained on how to follow the hunters gun when gunning birds so that they can mark and remember where each one fell for easier retrieval.
Training the dog adequately as well as ensuring that it is well taken care for will ensure that the hunting is successful. It is important to ensure that the hunting dog is taken to a vet doctor on a regular basis to ensure it is well vaccinated of ailments that can be transmitted to the hunt during retrieval and other conditions. The hunting dog should also be provided with a suitable diet that meets all its nutritional requirements so that it can have sufficient energy when hunting. It is also important to exercise the dog on a regular basis to ensure that it doesn’t become obese or is unable to control its breathing when sniffing a hunt to ensure a successful hunting. Proper grooming of the dog is essential by ensuring that the coat is not very long, to ensure the coat is not dirty after hunting by brushing it as well as trimming its nails to prevent them from cracking and injuring their toes.